Integration is a central point in the practice of Dzogchen.
"It’s a bit like in the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. After she pricks her finger on her birthday, she falls into a deep sleep. Gradually the wild plants, the briars and brambles grow over her. But one day a young prince takes care of this beautiful woman. He enters the dark forest and sees this whole mass of sharp thorns. Drawing his sword he cuts his way through it. With one tender and gentle kiss he awakens the maiden. Many people see spiritual life in some way like that—that all beings are some kind of sleeping Buddha, wrapped around by different kinds of conditioning and karma, but drawing our holy sword of truth, we will cut through and liberate them!"